The Thread :- Watch The Thread on YoutubeonFire, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found guilty on Wednesday of all 30 charges in the Boston Marathon bombing, has a very famous face. Rolling Stone controversially put him, airbrushed and romanticized, on their July 2013 magazine cover, and he commands legions of online fans who collect photos of him on Tumblr. But before the FBI identified a blurry surveillance camera image of him, the Internet took matters in its own hands. Led by Reddit, the Internet became a factory of accusations and rampant speculation about the perpetrators, falsely accusing several men. A new documentary, The Thread, which will be released on iTunes on Monday, reconstructs the Internet frenzy that took place in the five frightful days after the explosions. Directed by Greg Barker, better known for Manhunt, his documentary on the CIA’s search for Osama Bin Laden, it pieces together interviews, Reddit posts, Tweets, and amateur YouTube videos of another terrorist attack and subsequent manhunt to reconstruct the Boston bombings as experienced through the hysteria of the Internet. Documentaries generally serve one of two purposes: to capture an interesting slice of life or to expose a problem facing society. The Thread falls into the latter category, positioning itself as an interrogation of the conflict between traditional media and new, crowd-sourced journalism. This is a worthwhile inquiry: The power to gather firsthand accounts of breaking news at an unprecedented speed has transformed the way journalists work and information is disseminated.
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Release: 2015 (USA)
IMDB Rating : 6.5/10
Director: Greg Barker
Stars : Kevin Cheetham, Anthony Reed, Gavon Laessig